Amanda Knox Convicted Of Murder By Italian Court Again

For the second time, the American student has been found guilty of the murder of her British roommate Meredith Kercher in 2007.
Posted at 4:48 PM, Jan 30, 2014

Amanda Knox, the American student accused of killing British student Meredith Kercher in Italy in 2007, has been found guilty again.

The verdict came after 11 hours of deliberation from the jury. This is the second time Knox has been convicted of Kercher's death. (Via Sky News)

Knox was convicted of murder and other charges in December 2009. She was sentenced to 24 years in prison, of which she served nearly four. (Via ABC)

Two other people were also convicted for the murder: Italian Raffaele Sollecito and Rudy Guede, from the Ivory Coast. Guede is still serving his 16-year sentence.

Both Knox's and Sollecito's convictions were overturned, and they were released from prison in October 2011. Knox returned to the U.S. and has since enrolled at the University of Washington. (Via CNN)

But Italy's highest court ordered another trial in March 2013. Knox decided not to return to Italy this time around, telling NBC's Matt Lauer she felt it was common sense for her not to go back.

"I was already imprisoned as an innocent person in Italy, and I can't reconcile the choice to go back with that experience."

It's not yet known whether the Italian court will attempt to extradite Knox. She was sentenced to 28 years in prison.